Woke up today, decided to learn Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely." Not the Wooten version. Surprisingly, learning that to a recognizable level was easier than the original. The original is downright murderous... I can physically play it. But my mind strays and just plain can't remember/comprehend what's going on. Even with a tab, my eyes get overwhelmed, my ears get trashed and I just lose my footing. The A section is straight-forward enough, but the B section is way beyond me. My brain has to keep up with my hands. I'm trying to recognize which chord I'm on, what I'm actually doing at ~130bpm. Slowing down to 70 makes me second-guess myself and lose track as well. I realized after about an hour of struggling to remember anything that it's not just this song. I admit, I'm a very loop-based player. It's a real hindrance, I blame it on my reliance on patterns in DAWs. Another example of a downright impossible, but not all that technical line is Bowie's "Space Oddity." I can technically pull off all the licks and fills, but my brain loses track within seconds and my hands start improvising (poorly). Does anyone else experience this? Anyone manage to overcome it? I had childhood ADHD, a strong case, left it unmedicated. Feels like a thick fog and a million unrelated thoughts. Should I actually try to fight it or just stick to more basic stuff? I want to play melodically, but my brain ditches everything it learns beyond rudimentary muscle memory.